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25 April 2018 Representative Species of the Tribe Catantopini (Orthoptera: Acrididae) from India
R. Swaminathan, Rajendra Nagar, Tatiana Swaminathan
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In India, the grasshopper subfamily Catantopinae in Acrididae is easily distinguished on the basis of the conical prosternal tubercle. Grasshoppers of this family are well represented in the tropics and subtropics; among them, representatives of the tribe Catantopini are moremore commonly encountered. Although the subfamily Catantopidae is a well-known group, whose members include some of the most notorious agricultural pests; members of the tribe Catantopini do not happen attain pestif status in agroecosystems. Seven commonly encountered species viz., XenoCatantops humilis (Serville), Xenocatantops karnyi (Kirby), Xenocatantops henryi (Bolivar), Stenocatantops splendens (Thunberg), Diabolocatantops innotabilis (Walker), Diabolocatantops pinguis (Stal), Catantops erubescens (Walker) collected from different parts of India have been described; and the occurrence of a new species Stenocatantops pasighatinensis sp. nov., is proposed.

R. Swaminathan, Rajendra Nagar, and Tatiana Swaminathan "Representative Species of the Tribe Catantopini (Orthoptera: Acrididae) from India," Transactions of the American Entomological Society 144(2), 239-261, (25 April 2018).
Published: 25 April 2018
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